Taiwan market: Asustek Computer to launch ZenBook 3 series
Sep 28, 11:31
Asustek Computer will launch the ultra-thin notebook series ZenBook 3 in the Taiwan market at retail prices from NT$48,000 (US$1,527) to nearly NT$70,000 on September 29, according to industry sources, which added that Asustek has launched the ZenBook 3 in China, Southeast Asian countries and European...
Rising notebook demand causing shortages in many components
Sep 26, 22:40
With demand for notebooks stronger than expected and notebook component suppliers conservative about their shipments, several components including panel, battery and solid state drive (SSD), reportedly are suffering from shortages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Oculus reportedly in talks with MSI for VR cooperation
Sep 22, 12:14
Oculus reportedly is also interested in virtual reality (VR) backpack PC products developed by Micro-Star International (MSI), and the two companies are currently in talks for cooperation, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Notebook players see August shipments up on month
Sep 21, 15:51
The top-5 notebook vendors and top-3 notebook ODMs saw their shipments rise 27% and 31% on month in August thanks to inventory preparation for the year-end holidays in Europe and North America, Windows 10's annual upgrade, and mass shipments of Intel's Kaby Lake processors.
Acer to release VR backpack for 2017, targeting B2B market
Sep 21, 11:48
Acer is planning to launch a virtual reality (VR) backpack for 2017, but instead of the consumer sector, the product will mainly focus on the business to business (B2B) market. The product will sell with the StarVR head-worn VR device, which Acer has partnered with Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze...
Worldwide smartwatch market to swell to 50 million units in 2020, says IDC
Sep 20, 00:47
A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases. According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide...
Acer pushing 4 major product lines for notebook market, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 15:38
Acer has re-organized its consumer notebook product lines adding two new series: Swift and Spin, in addition to its existing Aspire and Switch series. With the four major product lines, Acer is looking to further expand its presence in the notebook market, according to a Chinese-language Economic...
Sprint intros MediaTek-powered smartphone
Sep 19, 14:36
Sprint has introduced the LG X Power, which features the MediaTek Helio P10-series chipset. The device is the first MediaTek-powered smartphone available from Sprint breaking new ground for MediaTek in the US market.
China-based wearable device vendors see shipments growth in 2Q16, says IDC
Sep 14, 16:38
China shipped 9.54 million wearable devices in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 13.2% from the previous quarter and up 81.4% from a year earlier, according to IDC's China Wearable Device Market Quarterly Tracker report. Shipments of basic wearable devices such as wristbands, children's watches...
Notebook, IT product vendor Clevo sees improved sales in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 21:25
Clevo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.52 billion (US$47.9 million) for August, increasing 4.43% from the previous month. Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$12.067 billion, up 1.74% from a year earlier.
Altek sees revenues stay flat on month in August
Stockwatch - Sep 13, 15:33
Digital camera ODM Altek has reported consolidated revenues of NT$860 million (US$27.117 million) for August, decreasing 2.8% on month but increasing 40.51% on year,.
Quanta, Compal see increased notebook shipments in August
Newswatch - Sep 13, 14:59
Notebook ODMs Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics saw increased notebook shipments in August with Quanta's volume rising 800,000 units on month to reach four million units and Compal increasing 600,000 units to reach three million, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
MSI partners with HTC to release VR One backpack PC
Sep 13, 14:00
Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched the VR One, a virtual reality (VR) backpack PC, in partnership with HTC's Vive team, featuring high-end specifications, specially designed connection cables and light weight.
Acer Taiwan general manager appointment raises concern among IT vendors
Sep 12, 16:01
Acer has appointed Lin Chia-chang, general manager of its subsidiary Weblink International, as general manager of Acer Taiwan and Lin will also continue to head Weblink. However, several IT brand vendors that outsource their product distribution in Taiwan to Weblink are concerned that his double role...
MSI reports strong sales for August
Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.
Taiwan market: Canon launches EOS 5D Mark IV
Sep 12, 11:04
Canon has launched EOS 5D Mark IV, a DSLR full-frame camera featuring a 30.4-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Dual Pixel RAW image technology and a 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD touch screen, in the Taiwan market at a retail price of NT$107,900 (US$3,425) for body only and NT$132,900 for body plus a 24-70mm...
Asustek August revenues up on month
Sep 12, 10:57
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$39.858 billion (US$1.26 billion) for August, increasing 19.55% on month but decreasing 2.38% on year, and NT$295.795 billion for January-August, inching up 0.04% on year.
Acer sees August revenues drop on year
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:45
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.974 billion (US$604.33 million) for August 2016, representing a 10.96% increase on month and 9.64% drop on year.
Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear
Sep 8, 16:00
With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all industry watchers are confident about the business prospects for headed-mounted display (HMD) VR devices.
ECS reports on-year revenue growth for August
Stockwatch - Sep 8, 15:50
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.081 billion (US$98.43 million) for August 2016, representing a 37.21% increase on month and 24.25% drop on year.
Apple introduces Apple Watch Series 2
Sep 8, 12:13
Apple has introduced the Apple Watch series 2, packed with fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming, and built-in GPS so users can now run without an iPhone. The Apple Watch Series 2 also features a brighter display and a dual-core processor. Combined...
Apple introduces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Sep 8, 11:37
Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 series is the first water and dust resistant iPhone. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning September 16.
Synnex sees increased August revenues
Sep 6, 21:00
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on September 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$30.45 billion (US$960 million) for August, the highest monthly level so far in 2016 with growth of 5.9% on month and 8.3% on year.
Acer unveils cycling computer
Sep 6, 12:17
Acer subsidiary Xplova has launched a cycling computer for live streaming users' activities and in addition to cycling, the device is expected to further expand to support other activities such as triathlons, according to Ben Wan, chairman of Xplova and president of Acer's e-Enabling business group...
Acer Asia Pacific eyes enterprise business opportunity
Sep 5, 22:06
Acer Asia Pacific is gradually shifting its business focus from the consumer sector to the enterprise and currently, enterprise-related businesses contribute 40% to Acer Asia Pacific's revenues and the company is aiming to increase the percentage to 50% since the enterprise sector is more stable and...
Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake notebook CPUs
Sep 5, 12:16
Intel has begun delivering its next-generation notebook-use Kaby Lake processors and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by year-end 2016, according to sources from Taiwan PC makers.
IFA 2016: Acer unveils VR devices and new notebooks
Sep 1, 12:33
Acer has unveiled a number of new products, including ultrathin notebooks, Chromebooks, VR devices, 2-in-1 models, tablets and smartphones, at a product presentation prior to the opening of IFA 2016.
IFA 2016: Asustek launches new mobile devices
Sep 1, 12:16
Asustek Computer unveiled its latest innovations at the pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks.
Digitimes Research: Worldwide tablet shipments drop to 40 million units in 2Q16
Aug 30, 15:32
Worldwide tablet shipments dropped 9.4% sequentially and 13.2% on year to reach only around 40 million units in the second quarter of 2016. This was due to overall weak demand for tablets; seasonality; dropping sales of Wi-Fi-only tablets, tablets with phone functionality and 2-in-1 devices; and shortages...
Weak tablet demand prompting vendors to leave segment
Aug 30, 14:02
With tablet demand continuing to weaken, Taiwan-based vendors have taken a conservative attitude about their tablet operation. Asustek Computer and Acer have turned to focus more on niche applications, while Micro-Start International (MSI) has already phased out of the business and to focus mainly...
HTC speeding up development of Viveport app store
Aug 30, 13:57
HTC has said that it will continue to strengthen the development of its virtual reality app store, Viveport, as a means to foster the HTC Vive ecosystem and to ramp up sales of the Vive.
Acer, Asustek to release 18-inch and larger gaming notebooks
Aug 30, 11:18
Asustek Computer and Acer are planning to launch gaming notebooks with 18-inch and above displays. Asustek is currently developing an 18-inch gaming notebook, while Acer is looking to release a 21-inch model. Since these notebooks are expected to feature weight and size much larger than regular gaming...
Vendors to shift away more orders from BYD
Aug 30, 11:07
Asustek Computer and Huawei are expected to shift more of their existing orders for notebooks and smartphones away from China-based BYD, which is having a difficult time fulfilling its promises in product quality and shipment schedule to the clients, according to sources from the upstream supply cha...
MSI may ship 5 million graphics cards in 2016
Aug 25, 21:23
Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped two million graphics cards in the first half of 2016 and is likely to ship five million units in the whole year, growing 31.6% on year, for an operating profit of NT$1.5 billion (US$47.2 million), according to industry sources.
HTC to take part in TGS 2016
Newswatch - Aug 24, 15:47
HTC will participate in Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016 for the first time to showcase its Vive head-mounted VR device. The four-day game show will start on September 15.
Lenovo shifts component orders back to Taiwan makers
Aug 23, 11:38
Lenovo reportedly has shifted back some of its component orders from China-based suppliers to Taiwan-based ones in the second half of 2016 in order to improve its profitability, since China makers are still less competitive in terms of product quality, delivery time and production capacity, according...